In Focus: Vardy can add the finishing touch to Everton attack

As reported by The Mirror, Everton are in the race to sign Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy before the transfer window shuts.

What’s the story?

After selling Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, the Toffees are still seeking the natural goalscoring talent that can provide the finishing touch to their attack.

The likes of Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez have arrived at the club but both are more creative types in the final third than the out and out poacher Everton need.

The man Ronald Koeman is reported to be interested in filling that void is Jamie Vardy.

The Mirror reckon they could even spend as much as £40m to land the man who fired Leicester City to an English Premier League title two seasons ago.

Born goalscorer

At 30 years old, Vardy may not have the potential or resale value of a Romelu Lukaku but he is a proven Premier League goalscorer and that’s what Everton need to reach the heights Ronald Koeman wants to bring them to.

Scoring 24 goals in the title winning season with the Foxes and 15 goals last-term, he’s already off to a flyer this season too with two goals away to Arsenal on the opening night.

He’s a short-term solution but could be a very effective one and despite the reported £40m being a pretty steep price, if Everton can afford it, he could very much be worth it.